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It appears that Corker and committee didn’t accept the threats, lies and bullying from the Obama administration on the Iran “deal”. They now have delivered a statement to Obama That says Congress has a say. Obama concedes to this, only after Kerry tried to sway Democrats to his side on this issue. It didn’t work. Maybe he should have had James Taylor sing to them.

Rand Paul has now officially entered the race for President. He is doing this as a Repub but under the guise of Libertarian. Make that “lite”. I like that he is reaching out to grow the GOP. I like that he hates crony capitalism and thinks the establishment of both parties need to disappear. I like that he wants to take back America (phrase coined many times with no explicit meaning). But he hasn’t stuck to his Libertarian roots. Matter of fact, he changes as the need arises, to soothe his detractors. The object of the exercise is to stick to what you believe, which makes you an individual and unique. Otherwise, if you are the same as the rest, just back someone else. There are no points for being a clone if you don’t like establishment politics. Ron Paul stuck to his guns and beliefs through thick and thin. I may have thought him a bit whacked but I respected him.

Speaking of the whacked: John “I can reach across the aisle and scratch Democrat’s balls” McCain is going to bid on another Senate term. This guy has been one of the problems for decades. Can’t Arizona come up with a real conservative Constitutionalist that will help America? Anybody but McLame!!! Or how about this whack: Marty O’Malley, the ex-gooberner from Mary-Land; the guy who could never run out of ways to tax people; owner of the rain tax. He wants to run for President. He’s good at running. He ran away from the people’s wishes. He ran towards Obama, illegals and ruination. He couldn’t even get his Lt. Goob elected because Mary-Landers were fed up with Dem bullshit and lunacy. Now O’Malley feels he’s ready for national stage. Well, at least he has one vote….his own.
But there is always Jim Webb. The article is too kind but he is lazy. And remember, there wasn’t a Democrat Congress/Obama initiative that Webb and his buddy Warner missed voting in favor of. At least these guys are trying to play at not showing that the scumbag Hillary isn’t already coronated.

Who said the good-old-boy establishment didn’t exist in the LCRC? I wouldn’t have voted for half of the candidates last election (if I was able to vote for all) because they didn’t fill the bill for ethical candidates serving the people. Seems that some are trying to booger the Sheriff’s race also.

I am hearing from others about me becoming a delegate again. I won’t be here so I can’t, but the people asking are looking to knock Chapman out of office Here is one article to read. I normally don’t like Feds working in local venues or the other way around. It is an apples-to-oranges scenario. The choice I had last election was determined by ethics and I voted for Chapman because I believed him to be the best person for the job for ALL county citizens. I had my doubts. I read and hear things that Chapman is liberal. I haven’t seen a liberal or conservative ideology in his performance of the job. I’ve seen where ABSOLUTELY NO DEPUTIES like him or want to work for him. Really? Let’s have a show of hands from the deputies, otherwise it is only foolhearty hearsay. I read he doesn’t know how to budget and blew his budget one year. Sup. Buona, who castigated Chapman, should look at his own dealings with ripping off Loudoun citizens. Being inept and ignorant is not a crime. I didn’t expect Chapman to be a perfect manager right off the bat. He did what he should have and relied on others to help him in certain areas. Some of those others failed him and he took the hit. You can fix ineptness and ignorance. I have talked with Mike on several occasions. He is a likable guy.

Ok, so let’s look at his opponent, Eric Noble. I never met the guy but he seems to have had a great service record with the LCSO. Valors, awards, promotions. Ricky Frye likes him and I like Ricky. Then I came across something disturbing, which you can read here. I was told about this site but when I did an internet review of Noble, it appeared right along with Noble. When you read it, you will get the impression that Noble and his friends are very childish in behavior. Someone that doesn’t take their job or themselves very serious. What got serious was, to me, a tendency of dereliction of duty. The other articles said he retired. This article says he was terminated with prejudice. Hello? And if you have or have had a security clearance, you know not to do anything to ever jeopardize it. These are lasting things that stay with you forever. Why did Noble say he retired? Why the multiple monikers to blog sites to disgrace your boss? Childish behavior or just dangerous antics? You decide. The only thing I want to do is ask Sheriff Mike if it is true about Noble’s termination (just to reassure myself).

You look at what is being said about Chapman and Noble and make your own decision. There is still time to become a delegate. Something that really raises my hackles is a statement from a member of LoCo govt, stating that if you lose the GOP primary, back the candidate and don’t run as an independent (this race in particular, is how it was addressed). Why is that necessary now and not before? Fishy. Stinky fishy. These type politics stink because there is a lack of or, better yet, an absence of ethics. This isn’t about the most likable person for the job but the most trustworthy. With what I read, I can’t give Noble my trust. And I wouldn’t vote for him and put a burden on the citizens. We don’t deserve that. We need better than this.

Look. If you don’t understand this poor, wayward youth, read this article by the NY Times. It even explains that they didn’t know how he got captured. His fellow soldiers knew. The 6 that died looking for him or trying to retrieve him knew. And I am sure the Obama administration knew for they had plans to use this traitor pawn.
So he gets charged for desertion, as well he should. He gets charged with misbehavior. Funny term because of think of kids cutting up in school or at home. Why not just use the term treason. With these charges, Bergdahl is free to roam and ski or shoot his guns while waiting to decide how to go forward. You can see I used the NY Times for both articles to keep it congruent. The article says that the defense department doesn’t want to see him incarcerated. He may not even get a dishonorable discharge, loss of rank or forfeiture of accrued pay while held “captive” ( which is a term I use very loosely and don’t believe). To refresh: he willfully left his post and sought out the enemy. Fellow soldiers died on his behalf. 5 deadly jihadis released in “trade” for poor Sgt. Traitor Bergdahl. And he has suffered enough? No death penalty? No consequences save having to live with some type of conscience where he may hold a smidgen of guilt? More Obama influence and justice maybe? I leave it to you to decide.

Well, well, well. Instead of someone else saying they were doing an “exploratory”, Cruz came right out and declared running for the presidency. Of course, he had the desired affect that I knew it would.
Here’s Gov. Jerry “moonbeam” Brown of California, stating that Cruz is “unfit” to be president. And this statement is because of Cruz’s disbelieve (no science) in the climate change issue. Brown is facing water shortages that he believes is due to climate change. Are smelts a part of climate? The northern part of the state, where there are more trees and less big cities and desert, is doing fine with water. Are trees and cities climate? Poor rabid “moonbeam”. Poor, wretched, boy!
And we all know that Boehner and other establishment Republicans don’t like the Tea Party because the GOP won’t be able to steal from the people like their progressive Dem counterparts. The almighty super-senator McCain called them “whacko birds”.
A conservative (you know, the ones like libertarians that believe in the Constitution) makes establishment Repubs go crazy and start talking stuff about “how we can’t win if we give in to the extreme right”. Extreme right? How about just the right compared to the wrong? What would happen if all the pseudo Repubs out there rallied behind their Tea Party brethren? You would have the old Republican Party back in full glory. Imagine that.

The text of the law is clear

SEC. 1401. REFUNDABLE TAX CREDIT PROVIDING PREMIUM ASSISTANCE FOR COVERAGE UNDER A QUALIFIED HEALTH PLAN.

……………

(8)(2) PREMIUM ASSISTANCE AMOUNT.—The prem-
ium assistance amount determined under this sub-
section with respect to any coverage month is the
amount equal to the lesser of—

(A) the monthly premiums for such month
for 1 or more qualified health plans offered in
the individual market within a State which
cover the taxpayer, the taxpayer’s spouse, or any
dependent (as defined in section 152) of the tax-
payer and which were enrolled in through an
Exchange established by the State under 1311 of
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,

or
(B) the excess (if any) of—
(i) the adjusted monthly premium for
such month for the applicable second lowest
cost silver plan with respect to the taxpayer,
over
(ii) an amount equal to 1/12 of the
product of the applicable percentage and the
taxpayer’s household income for the taxable
year.

It looks, at first glance, that part A does not obtain, since there is no such exchange, and so there is only part B.  However, lower down, part B is clarified:

(8)(3)(B) APPLICABLE SECOND LOWEST COST
SILVER PLAN.—The applicable second lowest cost
silver plan with respect to any applicable tax-
payer is the second lowest cost silver plan of the
individual market in the rating area in which
the taxpayer resides which—
(i) is offered through the same Ex-
change through which the qualified health
plans taken into account under paragraph
8 (2)(A) were offered….

That’s definitely a problem.  Neither of the two possible pricing options to determine the subsidy exists.

Some pundits have said it comes down to ONE word, “by”, not four words, “established by the State.”  The fact is, it is FOURTEEN words: “established by the State under 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”

The Federal Exchange is defined in section 1103, not 1311.

So what will the Supremes do?

Well, we know the progs on the bench will ignore the law — progs don’t care about laws.  (Well, they don’t care about laws they don’t like.  If they like a law, they’ll dig in like a tick on a hound.)  So the progs will rule to uphold the subsidies, and the conservatives will vote to uphold the law as written.

I expect the swing votes to go to the progs.  Why?  Because they have shown no integrity.  When Roberts ruled that the penalty is NOT a tax and thus the Supremes can rule on it before anyone actually pays it, then rule that it IS a tax and thus it is constitutional (the first time the Supremes have overturned a prior decision in the same decision), he has signaled to the world that he has no logical integrity, and is thus really a prog.  He will rule to uphold the subsidies and write up another steaming pile to support that ruling.

This seems to be what the BATFE is trying to push off upon those ignorant masses called American citizens. Townhall picked up on this and reported it here. (NOTE: The report date of 2014 is in error. The guidelines are for starting date of January 2015.) So is this an error or just another end around from the Obama administration? When are these people going to be held accountable? When will they be fired and permanently banned from working for or with the U.S. Government? When will they be IMPRISONED? I would ask when they would be executed but the government and the liberals don’t have the stomach for Capitol punishment because they may be caught in the web themselves. Imagine that. Anyway, with his new enlightenment to the general public, do you really think that the public comment period is going to have any impact on the already “conclusive” decision the ATF has made to ban this ammunition? Can you say “fat chance”.